This course gives fundamentals of quantum mechanical description for interaction between light and matter. The students learn description of quantum state using state vectors, equation of motions with three pictures, harmonic oscillators, coherent states. In addition, recent research results of coherent control will be presented.
The aim of this course is to understand the light matter interaction using quantum mechanical description.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) describe photo induced process in materials by using quantum mechanics
2) understand time evolution of quantum states.
Quantum mechanics, light matter interaction, laser
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
Attendance is taken in every class.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | State vector | Describe quantum state using a state vector. |
Class 2 | Physical quantities and operator | Learn relation between physical quantities and operator |
Class 3 | Time dependent Shrodinger equation | Learn the equation of motion for a quantum system. |
Class 4 | Time evolution operator | Learn how to describe time evolution of the quantum states. |
Class 5 | Interaction picture | Learn how to describe the time evolution of the quantum state with time-dependent interaction. |
Class 6 | light absorption process | Learn how to describe light absoprtion process using time-dependent perturbation. |
Class 7 | Harmonic oscillator and shifting operator | Learn how to describe the Hamiltonian of the harmonic oscillator with shifting operator. |
Class 8 | Time evolution of number states | Learn how to describe the time evo;ution of the states of the harmonic oscillator. |
Class 9 | Coherent states | Learn the coherent states. |
Class 10 | Coherent control of phonons | Lean the resent research topics of coherent control of phonons. |
Class 11 | Density matrix | Learn how to describe the system with a density matrix. |
Class 12 | Master equation | Learn the master equation of the density matrix. |
Class 13 | Optical Bloch equation | Learn how to describe transient process of light matter interaction with optical Bloch equation. |
Class 14 | Phase relaxation | Lean the relaxation process of the excited state. |
Class 15 | Checking each understanding on this course | Check each understanding on the quantum descriptin for the light matter interaction. |
Refer to either of the following reference books.
"Introductory Quantum Optics" by C.C. Gerry and P.L. Knight(Cambridge University Press, 2005) ISBN 978-0-521-52735-4
"Modern Quantum Mechnics" by J.J. Sakuraiand J.J. Napolitano (Pearson Education Limited 2014) ISBN 10:1-292-02410-0
Students are evaluated whether they understand the quantum description of the light matter interaction based on the score of the test.
Students are recommended to study "Quantum Physics" or "Quantum Chemistry" or related subjects in undergraduate courses.